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Torts/Personal Injury

Apr. 17, 2024

Napa Valley estate receives $33M appraisal award for fire damage

Christine S. Haskett of Covington & Burling LLP said that even though flames didn't burn several of the buildings in question to the ground, the intense heat of a wildfire created structural damage that, along with the chemicals and contamination, made the buildings uninhabitable.

Covington & Burling LLP secured an appraisal award for more than $33 million for a large estate in the Napa Valley that was damaged in the Glass Fire in 2020.

"The fire burned the guest house to the ground, and the flames came extremely close to the main house," partner Christine S. Haskett said. "Although the main house remains standing, due to the severity and the length of the fire, the house was subjected to smoke and other toxic chemicals for more than a we...

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